IPL Fever: Watches Worn By Your Favourite Cricketers

22 May, 2023 Chat 0
IPL Fever: Watches Worn By Your Favourite Cricketers

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the biggest sports events in the country. It’s a tournament that showcases the best of cricketing talent from around the world. As the IPL fever grips cricket enthusiasts everywhere, it’s not just the on-field action that captures our attention. Off the pitch, we often spot cricketing stars and celebrities coming out to support their favourite teams, showcasing their personal style, and wearing some remarkable timepieces. While the majority of players in the IPL are Indian, the presence of overseas players adds an extra level of excitement and brings a global flavour to the competition. Let’s delve into the watches worn by our favourite IPL players.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has been playing IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore ever since the tournament started in 2008. And, although RCB’s performance on the pitch might not have been as we desire, Virat’s watch game has been nothing short of outstanding. Some of the most luxurious timepieces populate his watch collection, including a number of top Patek Philippe models. Kohli owns a Nautilus 5980R featuring a flyback chronograph mechanism and an Aquanaut reference 5968a in steel with a textured orange dial with just the date complication.

In addition to highly expensive timepieces, Kohli also appreciates the allure of more accessible luxury brands. The Tissot T-Touch Solar is one such watch that finds its place in his collection. Known for its innovative technology and stylish design, the T-Touch Solar Titanium reflects Kohli’s dynamic personality and his affinity for performance-driven timepieces.

Virat Kohli luxury watches
Virat Kohli luxury watches
Virat Kohli in Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R featuring a flyback chronograph and Aquanaut Chonograph in steel

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya, the explosive all-rounder in the IPL-leading Gujarat Titans, is not only known for his powerful hits on the field but also for his exquisite taste in luxury timepieces. With an enviable watch collection, Pandya showcases his penchant for high-end brands and his affinity for timepieces that exude elegance with a touch of boldness.

Among the standout watches in Pandya’s collection is the Patek Philippe Nautilus Platinum 5711. It epitomises luxury and exclusivity with its platinum case and gems. Another notable Patek Philippe that populates Pandya’s repertoire is the Nautilus 5712R, featuring a moon phase indicator and a power reserve display.

In addition to these two and many more Patek Philippe watches, Pandya also embraces the allure of Audemars Piguet with the iconic Royal Oak. he owns a chronograph version in rose gold.

Hardik Pandya's luxury watch collection
luxury watches owned by Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya
Best Patek Philippe watches worn by Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya's wedding look, wearing a Patek Philippe
Hardik Pandya boasts exquisite taste in luxury timepieces. His enviable collection includes a number of Patek Philippe watches

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is the captain of the Indian cricketer as well of the IPL team Mumbai Indians. With his talent as a master skipper and able leadership, the team has won the IPL trophy five times, the highest till now. This year, the team is going strong with a high chance of winning the prize again.

But the field is not only where Sharma steals hearts; he captures attention with his enviable watch collection. As the brand ambassador of Hublot in India, Sharma exudes a passion for its luxury timepieces and has curated a collection that epitomizes sophistication and exclusivity. Among the standout timepieces in his collection is the prestigious Hublot Big Bang Unico Ferrari. This limited-edition masterpiece, crafted in collaboration with Ferrari, showcases the high performance of sports cars and the excellence of fine horology. Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales watch is another Hublot that graces Sharma’s closet.

Rohit Sharma Luxury Watches
Hublot Watches Worn by Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma in Hublot Big Bang Unico Ferrari and the limited edition Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales watch

Other notable watches he owns include the AP Royal Oak Offshore Masato and Patek Philippe Nautilus Moonphase reference 5726/1A-001.

Kannur Lokesh Rahul – KL Rahul

KL Rahul, the stylish Indian cricketer leading Lucknow Super Giants, has not only made a mark with his exceptional batting skills but also emerged as a fashion icon in the cricketing world. Known for his dapper looks and suave demeanour, Rahul has a keen sense of style that extends beyond the cricket field. His luxury watch collection is teeming with some coveted gems from the best watchmaking brands. Most recently, he wore the Patek Philippe Nautilus 57121/A for his special wedding look. He complimented his ivory Anamika Khanna sherwani with the opulence and elegance of the Nautilus in steel with a blue dial. It featured practical complications, like the moon phase, date, and power reserve indicator.

Other timepieces that adorn his collection include a Panerai Radiomir, the 1940 model in steel with a cognac strap and a white dial. Frequently spotted on his Instagram, Hublot Classic Fusion Ceramic King Gold is a timepiece that suits his rugged charm most eloquently. Also, KL Rahul owns an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak – a classic steel version that exemplifies elegance with its unmistakable design and rich heritage.

KL Rahul in Audemars Piguet
KL Rahul Luxury watches
Luxury watches worn by KL Rahul
KL Rahul wore Patek Philippe For his wedding
KL Rahul in Hublot watches

David Warner

David Warner, the dynamic cricketer representing the Delhi Capitals in the IPL, boasts a remarkable watch collection. He owns a Hublot Big Bang Black Magic, which exudes a bold and powerful aura with its sleek black design and robust construction. The Big Bang Black Magic perfectly captures Warner’s fearless playing style and his ability to make an impact with his dynamic shots.

David Warner in Hublot
David Warner in Big Bang Black Magic

Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya, akin to his brother Hardik Pandya, holds a refined taste and love for luxurious timepieces. His collection features some of the most coveted watches from renowned brands. One of the crown jewels in Krunal Pandya’s repertoire is the Patek Philippe Nautilus in 18K rose gold. Its distinctive octagonal bezel and integrated bracelet design perfectly embody the Nautilus collection’s iconic aesthetics.

Adding to his collection’s allure is the AP Royal Oak Frosted Gold 26331BC. It carries a frosted gold finish, a signature technique created in collaboration with jewellery designer Carolina Bucci. This choice of timepiece that boasts a harmonious fusion of meticulous craftsmanship and avant-garde design reflects Pandya’s bold personality and inclination towards unique and striking watches. He also possesses a Breitling Navitimer 1 BO1 Chrono 46. Its robust construction and intricate dial layout showcase an adventurous spirit similar to that of Pandya’s.

Audemars Piguet worn by Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya in Patek Philippe Nautilus
Krunal Pandya spotted wearing a Breitling Navitimer
Luxury watches owned by Krunal Pandya: AP Royal Oak Frosted Gold, Patek Philippe Nautilus, and Breitling Navimeter 1 BO1 Chrono 46

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes in Hublot Big Bang
Ben Stokes in Hublot Big Bang

Ben Stokes stands tall as one of the finest all-rounders in the world. As he graces the IPL as the specialist batsman for Chennai Super Kings, his magnetic presence is elevated even further by his exquisite watch collection, with one standout timepiece that captures attention – the Hublot Big Bang. In rose gold, the Hublot Big Bang perfectly embodies style and elegance, featuring a mesmerising blend of Hublot’s signature details and precision craftsmanship. The Hublot Big Bang is a bold statement that perfectly complements Stokes’ fearless approach on the cricket field.

Hublot Big Bang
hublot big bang original
big bang original 301.PM.1780.RX
Hublot Big Bang Original in a 44mm 18k rose gold case with a black ceramic bezel. It is powered by a self-winding movement with a running autonomy of 42 hours
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Faf du Plessis

With a particular fondness for Panerai, Faf du Plessis often flaunts his treasures of Panerai watches on Instagram. He owns a Panerai 8 Days Luminor GMT with a remarkable eight-day power reserve. This iconic timepiece perfectly encapsulates du Plessis’ appreciation for classic designs with a functional notch.

Faf du Plessis Luxury watches
Faf du Plessis in Panerai 8 Days Luminor GMT

Wrapping Up

As the IPL 2023 fever continues to captivate cricket enthusiasts, it’s not just the on-field action that keeps us enthralled. The watches adorning the wrists of our favourite cricketers add an extra touch of glamour and style to the spectacle. Whether it’s the extravagant choices of Hardik Pandya or the sophistication of Virat Kohli’s Patek Philippe, their selection of watches reminds us that cricket and horology share a common thread—a commitment to excellence, timeless elegance, and an unwavering pursuit of greatness.


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